INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCHER, SPECULATIVE DESIGNER
interdisciplinary researcher, speculative designer and new media artist
Li Yu researches the burgeoning areas of advanced science technology and speculative design, and their fascinating intersection where our unlimited imagination meets the fast pacing science technology development. She uses design as a method of investigation, while implementing emerging technologies, aimed at expanding our imagination, breaks the sense of normality, brings thoughts experiment into tangible forms and explores possible future scenarios.
She collaborates with scientists and engineers from various fields include biotechnology, aerospace, artificial intelligence and computer science. She is also actively involved in the biohacking, citizen science and maker movements.
She was an assistant Research Scientist at EPFL+ECAL Lab (CH) – is a unit of the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) in cooperation with ECAL. She holds two degrees in interior design (Yunnan university) and Visual Communication (Caen) and a Master in Media design in HEAD-Geneva.